We recognize that there is no single treatment approach that is effective and appropriate for all individuals. We have developed programs that can be tailored to serve the needs of each individual. Treatment begins with an in-depth assessment where problems and strengths are identified. A plan is designed with the needs of the individual in mind. Our staff assist individuals and families through the recovery process, which can last as little as a few days to several years.

We help individuals and families recover by focusing on each person’s unique needs. We address the unique needs by providing a full range of services through a comprehensive continuum of care.

Getting Started

Individuals in need of services can refer themselves or be referred by other agencies or individuals. A phone call (740.522.8477 or 1.877.593.6330 Toll Free) is all that is necessary to inquire about services. Upon the initial phone call some basic information is required in order to provide the needed services as quickly as possible. If appropriate, you will be notified of upcoming Open Access Intake Clinics or an intake appointment will be scheduled.

If it is determined that we will not be able to help address or meet your needs, we will try to give you information about other organizations in the community that provide the desired service.

In a crisis situation every effort will be made for the individual to be seen immediately.


Our fees vary depending on the type and length of service. We receive public and private funds to help make services affordable and accessible. We accept Medicaid, Medicare, private insurance and self-pay. Oftentimes, we are able to adjust the cost – based on a sliding scale – that takes family income and number of individuals into consideration. During the intake process our financial policies and fee structure will be explained to you. You will be informed of any and all fees that will be charged for services and arrangements for payment for those services.

You are expected to provide current and accurate information regarding your household income and household size so that we can determine any fees that may apply and coordinate billing for your services. It is important that you notify us of any changes in insurance and/or financial information on an on-going basis.

You will be responsible for making payment at the time of each service.


Review our Orientation Manual

We are a private, not-for-profit behavioral healthcare organization that provides integrated mental health and addiction treatment services for youth, adults and families.

How do I report an allegation of sexual abuse or harassment?

If you feel that you are being sexually abused or sexually harassed or believe that someone else is being sexually abused or sexually harassed you can report it to our PREA Coordinator, Trista Howard, in person at 65 Messimer Drive, or by phone 740.788.0287, toll free at 1.877.593.6330, or email You also have the option of reporting anonymously outside the organization to Mental Health & Recovery for Licking and Knox Counties, 1435-B W. Main Street, Newark, Ohio 43055, 740.522.1234 or toll free at 1.866.559.6650.p>
To access our agencies final PREA auditor reports for Courage House and Spencer House please click on the appropriate facility.
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To access annual aggregated sexual abuse data, please contact PREA Coordinator, Trista Howard at the above contact information.

24/7 Crisis Help

If you or someone you know is in a mental health or alcohol/drug crisis, please call Crisis Intervention Services:

Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
740.522.8477 or
1.877.593.6330 toll free.

All other times, including holidays,
dial 211 or
345-HELP (4357) or
1.800.544.1601 toll free